Obrafour Opens Up On How He Started Doing Rap Music

Obrafour Opens Up On How He Started Doing Rap Music

Rapper Michael Kwabena Okyere Darko popularly known as Obrafour has penned down his name as one of the best rappers to come out of the country, Ghana.

Ever since he made his debut in the rap music scene in 1999 with his debut album Pae Mu Ka, the rapper has made waves with his excellent rap delivery and perfect flow.

The rapper has however shared an interesting story of how he began his rap career some 20 years ago and it will surely get you amazed.

Obrafour in an interview monitored by on Saturday with Joy Fm’s George Quaye disclosed that he had it very rough after he lost his mum suddenly while he was in Senior High School, forcing him to drop out of school and fend for himself.

The Heavy hit maker said he realized he wanted to rap when he got to know of a gentleman by name Yaw Asante who was very good at rap. When he approached him and asked him to teach him how to rap, the gentleman wanted to charge him an outrageous price which he couldn’t afford, forcing him to start writing on his own.

“He said I had to pay 15,000 cedis which is now Ghs 15. My monthly income that my sister will send is 2000 cedis. By then the guy was going to take Ghs 15 every two weeks. I realized I could not afford it and so I decided to start writing on my own.”

Obrafour revealed that the said guy asked him to join a band of his when he heard him rap for the first time after he refused to teach him.

Obrafour launched his 20th celebration of his hit album Pae Mu Ka  some days ago and is scheduled to put up a concert sometime this year.

Written by K Oteng

K.Oteng is a reporter and editor for based in Accra-Ghana

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